Tarryall Creek - Cline Ranch SWA consists of 1,635 acres of fish and wildlife habitat acquired for public fishing, hunting, and recreational access. The property is located on the west side of Highway 285, about 0.25 miles northeast of the town of Como, about 9 miles northeast of the town of Fairplay, and about 60 miles southwest of Denver, and 90 miles from Colorado Springs.
This Colorado State Wildlife Area encompasses 2.7 miles of upper Tarryall Creek at an elevation of 9,800 feet. Stream flows range from 10 to 80 cfs and average 20 cfs during the summer months. Brown trout are the primary fish with sizes ranging from 4-14 inches.
To maintain this high quality trout fishery and provide secluded angling experiences, the stream has been divided into 4 sections called ”fishing beats.” Each of the 4 parking stalls is assigned to a different fishing beat. If you parked in the stall reserved for Beat 1, you may start at the highway and fish 3,150 feet upstream (to the start of Beat 2). If you parked in stalls 2, 3 or 4, hike west along the Fishing Access (two-track) road and look for signs that direct anglers to corresponding fishing beats along the route. The Beat 2 access path is about 1/4-mile west of here on the two-track road. Beats 3 and 4 are 1/3-mile beyond the Beat 2 access path (follow the two-track to these beats). Angler paths depicted on the map (posted below) provide walking access through wetlands, willow thickets, and beaver complexes. These paths are marked with orange flagging tape.
This is a NEW PUBLIC PROPERTY opened September 2011. It was purchased through a collaborative effort involving Park County and the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife (CPW). The Cline Ranch SWA is owned by Park County and managed in agreement with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. A perpetual conservation and access easement was purchased by CPW for public hunting and angling access.
Amazing opportunities can happen when the right partnerships are formed. Having more public access to great fishing is vital to our business and your outdoor recreational experience.
There are a few key members to thank for making this project happen.
Orvis 101 Introduction to Fly Fishing
Orvis 201 Streamside